Lion is situated 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Paris, the national capital.
From tourist hotspots to lesser known nooks and crannies, the area around Lion is wonderfully endowed with fabulous attractions. Approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) away you'll find Provins. Head here to enjoy the La Roseraie de Provins and Museum of Provins.
Once you've fully explored Lion, check out the nearest regional center. Troyes sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features attractions such as Musee de la Bonneterie, Troyes Cathedral and Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere. Museum of Modern Art and St-Pantaleon Church are also good places to head to.
Exercise your grey matter by spending a few hours at Champagne-Ardenne's thought-provoking history museums, art museums and art galleries. If you ask a local for their must-see places around Lion, you'll most likely be directed to Champagne-Ardenne's open-air markets.
Exploring unknown destinations can bring out the more adventurous side of people. If you're up for some high-altitude thrills, try hot air ballooning.
To truly understand the local customs, be sure to visit the region's cafés and restaurants. Often, these are good places to rub shoulders with residents as well as sample food that is commonly eaten here. Are you ready to order andouillette de Troyes (pork sausages) or bourdin blanc (white sausage)? Both meals are a favorite choice in this region. To complement the Champagne-Ardenne food, taste some wine from the region, such as Moët & Chandon Champagne and Taittinger Champagne.
As your break comes to close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt"